Author Archives: Kevin Wicks

About Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

Posts by Kevin Wicks

Posts by Kevin Wicks

WATCH: Thanksgiving: Myth vs. Fact

Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday for Americans, filled with food and football, but how much do you really know about its origins? Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell separates fact from fiction on the Pilgrims and more in this episode of …

WATCH: Why Halloween’s Really British

In the past, we’ve discussed how many Brits, particularly the English, are a bit ambivalent towards Halloween, dismissing trick-or-treating as an American export. But did you know that Halloween and several of its traditions are …

‘Doctor Who’ Cosplayers Rule New York Comic-Con

San Diego doesn’t get to have all of the fun: fans represented well at New York Comic-Con this past weekend (October 8-11). And among the estimated 150,000 attendees were Ood-les of Doctor Who cosplayers, who came out en masse to …